By Elizabeth Tanner
The Red River Sun
FLOYDADA – Childress and Bushland proved just how they earned their top-notch district standings as the Lady Cats and Lady Falcons battled for leverage in Thursday’s bi-district championship on Feb. 11.
With both teams executing offensive and defensive prowess, the score remained neck-and-neck for the majority of the game with the ladies tying 25-25 at halftime.
It wasn’t until late in the third quarter that Childress was able to secure a 10-point lead, putting the score at 44-33.
In the fourth, however, the Lady Falcons rallied back, pulling ahead three points with just under 25 seconds on the clock.
With Childress trailing 52-49, Addilyn Keys changed the pace, hitting a game-changing three-ball with only 19 seconds on the clock and propelling the game into overtime on a 52-52 stalemate.
In overtime, Keys chipped in another three-pointer which ultimately lifted the Lady Cats their 66-62 bi-district win.
Keys finished the night with 22 points followed by teammate Grace Foster who snagged a game-best 30 points.
Next, the Lady Cats (11-9) are scheduled to challenge the winner of the Alpine (9-6)-Lamesa (14-13) winner. Results were not available at press time.
Childress 10 25 19 52 66
Bushland 19 25 35 52 62